Samohi Band is thrilled to announce that two of our students are winners of the 2021 YoungArts award. Miles Tobel, 11th grade, was recognized in the voice category as a singer-songwriter, and William Schwartzman, 10th grade, received recognition for jazz piano. Selected through the organization’s prestigious competition, YoungArts award winners are chosen through a rigorous, … Continue reading Congratulations to Samohi Band’s 2021 YoungArts Winners!
We’ve Got Merch!
... and Other Fundraising Opportunities with Samohi Band! We are happy to report that we have liberated some boxes of sweatshirts, PJs, and scarves from the band room and are putting them up for sale. So support Samohi Band and outfit your student in the fashionable Zoom school uniform of choice: soft sweatshirts and flannel … Continue reading We’ve Got Merch!
Band Parents Association Meeting Thursday Night at 7 PM!
Join us at our first BPA meeting of the year, where you can meet the directors and the board, ask questions, and chat about the year ahead.
Fall Band Information and Registration
— A Letter from Kevin McKeown, Director of Bands — Dear Samohi Band Students and Parents, Thank you all for waiting so patiently for news of what this year’s program is going to look like for the Samohi Bands. We are still waiting to hear from the district on what the final schedule will be, … Continue reading Fall Band Information and Registration
2020-21 Concert Band Placements
[listed by student ID #] Congratulations to all who auditioned for the Samohi Concert Bands! Here are the band placements for 2020-21. We try our best to accurately place students based on their skill level, teacher recommendations, and instrumentation balance. Please be aware that all band placements are final and we do not re-audition over … Continue reading 2020-21 Concert Band Placements
Come to the Samohi Band Senior Celebration!
via Zoom — ALL ARE WELCOME! — Thursday, May 28 Sign In and Watch the Slideshow: 6:30 pm Ceremony Begins: 7 pm Join Mr. McKeown, Mr. Sakow, and other Samohi Band families to recognize our seniors! We'll have a slideshow (or two) and special awards to recognize the Samohi Band Class of 2020. PROGRAM Senior … Continue reading Come to the Samohi Band Senior Celebration!
Stairway of the Stars Has Been Canceled for All Three Groups
Out of an abundance of caution — especially in regard to large gatherings amid the threat of the coronavirus — our Stairway of the Stars concerts for band, choir, and orchestra have been canceled for 2020.
Bands at the Broad Videos
Thanks to Ted Bonnitt for being our Bands at the Broad videographer for 2020! Videos are posted in reverse performance order: 1812 Overture (Combined Samohi Wind Symphony/Wind Ensemble), Samohi Wind Ensemble, Samohi Wind Symphony, and finally our special guests, the Lincoln Middle School Wind Symphony!
Last Tour Contribution Due
If you are able to pay the full cost of the Wind Symphony California Performance Tour, the last payment is due now. We will accept payments through the end of the week!
Bands at the Broad Is Tuesday, February 11
Our biggest fundraiser of the year is coming up soon -- do you have your tickets yet?